The Wendell Police Department is warning residents about a telephone scam in which callers try to obtain credit card information by telling people they are wanted for arrest.
Police said Tuesday they have received several complaints about the calls, which come in displaying the department's phone number – 919-365-444 – on caller ID.
The caller tells the resident there is a warrant for his arrest and instructs him to pay a certain amount of money by credit card to avoid arrest. The resident is given a number to call to set up payment.
Police advise anyone receiving such a call not to respond to the request but contact local authorities and report the incident along with the phone number supplied by the caller.